The Dow ends up slightly; the Nasdaq and S&P 500 slip. Wells Fargo and JPMorgan earnings beat estimates, but margins are squeezed. Apple moves higher. Google falls on antitrust worries. Oil and gold fall.
Gains for JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo plus hopes for more stimulus in China fuel the month's biggest rally. The Dow and S&P 500 end the week in the black. Crude oil and gold move higher.
It may be the worst 3 years, starting with Alcoa, Yum Brands, JPMorgan and Wells Fargo this week. Also watch oil, gold and corn prices.
First-quarter earnings growth is expected to shrink. That could make the week ahead volatile -- especially after Friday's disappointing jobs report. The week's big reports include Alcoa, Google, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo.
In a big week for earnings, IBM, Apple, Bank of America and Caterpillar are among the headliners. Reports are due on housing starts, existing-home sales and mid-Atlantic manufacturing. The debt ceiling fight will continue. Will gold top $1,600?
Investors pummel stocks as turmoil in Greece hits markets globally. The major averages have fallen more than 7% since April. Pandora Media shares jump -- then fade -- as trading starts. Oil falls below $95 a barrel.
Despite Steve Jobs' appearance, Apple falls 1.6%. Banks slide after analyst Dick Bove downgrades Wells Fargo. Harley Davidson gets an upgrade. Crude oil slips; gold and silver rise. Temple-Inland shares soar on International Paper's $3.4 billion bid.
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